Diverse peculiarities of Switzerland
Not only internationally – due to its foreign policy neutrality – the country of the Confederates enjoys an exceptional position, also at the national level, for example through the four national languages or the largely political independence of the cantons, Switzerland has retained particularities to this day. Here you will find untouched landscapes, idyllic mountain villages and original traditions in addition to a state-of-the-art industry, busy metropolises and fashionable winter sports resorts. These developments changed the image of Switzerland forever. The unique nature of Switzerland has also undergone changes through human intervention: be it due to growing tourism or the expansion of infrastructure on the one hand or severe weather disasters and the decline in glaciers on the other. Although the Confederation at 7,
- Vierwaldstädtersee – bathing fun in front of an impressive mountain backdrop
Mild sea climate paired with fjord landscapes like in Norway : Lake Lucerne is rightly one of the most fascinating lakes in Switzerland. Numerous bathing opportunities as well as vacation and bathing resorts such as Gersun and Weggis provide enough variety. If that’s not adventurous enough: the lake can also be explored wonderfully by sailboat or along the numerous hiking trails around the lake. The most comfortable are best rented on a historic steamboat that connects the most important places along the shore.
- Lucerne – the most beautiful city in Switzerland
Old town alley from the 14th century, a defiant tower in the middle of the water, two historic wooden bridges, some Renaissance, significant Baroque, Lake Lucerne and behind it a chain of snow-capped peaks: when God distributed the wealth of the world, Arch-Catholic Lucerne had quite a bit of it to get.
- Jungfraujoch – the highest railway in the world
As the central region of Switzerland, the Bernese Oberland offers all of the country’s natural wonders. A train ride to the Jungfraujoch is the true summit of all height excursions. At 3,470 meters, the Jungfraujoch train station has been the world’s highest and, of course, one of the most famous excursion destinations in Switzerland for over a century. Sometimes you feel like you’re at New York Central Station at peak traffic times.
- Stein am Rhein – from the trading house to the town hall and symbol of the city
Stein am Rhein in the canton of Schaffhausen lies at the outlet of the Rhine from Lake Constance. If you want to enjoy the idyllic atmosphere of the Rathausplatz, you will find numerous cafés and restaurants all around, from which you can take a look at the Rathaus and the Bürgerhaus.
- Basel – the museum city
The third largest city in Switzerland is associated primarily with the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. After all, the globally operating groups Novartis and Hoffmann-La Roche have their headquarters here. The cultural metropolis in the border triangle has almost 40 museums, some of which enjoy a worldwide reputation.
- Bern – Swiss capital
The capital of Switzerland was able to preserve its architectural heritage like no other. Three quarters of the old town is surrounded by the Aare in a curious loop. Thanks to its closed ensemble of medieval houses, it is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Geneva – the city of peace
The smallest metropolis in the world with 179,000 inhabitants is the second largest city in Switzerland, but internationally one of the most important world cities with an international flair. Because of the seat of the United Nations and the Museum of the Red Cross, Geneva is also called the City of Peace.
- Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen
Four kilometers from Schaffhausen near Neuhausen, the water masses of the Rhine Falls tumble down in a width of 150 meters. The enormous natural spectacle is the largest waterfall in Europe.
- Zug – the Swiss tax haven
The smallest canton in Switzerland is considered a tax haven. Therefore, a whole range of corporations and famous people settle in Zug or have a mailbox address. Nowhere else in Switzerland is the per capita income so high.
- Sustenpass – the most beautiful Alpine road in Switzerland
The Susten Pass is a real challenge for everyone who drives on it. But the charming landscape makes up for the demanding route. The steep path lined with numerous serpentines to the pass leads over 26 bridges and just as many tunnels. The Sustenpass, which is considered a “difficult Alpine pass”, is a section of the Alpenbrevet cycling marathon. It is also the starting point for the popular long-distance hiking route Alpenkranz Uri.